Hazel Beveridge appointed as Chief Actuary at Pioneer

Pioneer Underwriters (“Pioneer”) today announces that it has appointed Hazel Beveridge as Chief Actuary, effective 01 September 2019. She reports to Andrew McMellin, CEO of Pioneer and will join the Executive Committee.

Hazel brings over 20 years’ experience of pricing and reserving to Pioneer and was most recently part of a specialized team within the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), responsible for the FRC’s actuarial standards and policies. Prior to this she was Chief Actuary and Strategic Director at DUAL International where she built out its actuarial and analytics function, and Head of Actuarial- Capital and Reserve Risk at Markel International working on both the syndicate and company side. Hazel also held roles at Swiss Re and KPMG working in both London and Zurich; she holds an MBA from Cass Business School.

Andrew McMellin, Pioneer CEO, said:

“Actuarial excellence is a key differentiator in this market and we have committed to investing significant resources into expanding our capabilities in this area. Hazel’s expertise, longstanding experience in the market and sterling reputation will be a real asset to Pioneer as we build our business into the medium term.”
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